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Series of storms aim California, flash flooding and significant debris flow risk near burn scars

A series of Pacific storm systems will bring several rounds of heavy rainfall, mountain snow, strong winds, and burn scar flooding, especially in California. Another significant winter storm could bring heavy snow, ice, and hazardous travel from the Plains to the...

January 15, 2019

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Strong winter storm brings snow, floods and mudslides to California

A potent winter storm brought heavy rain, floods, mudslides and mountain snow to southern California on December 6 and 7, 2018. The storm will track across the Southern Plains to the Southeast Coast from Friday through Sunday, December 9. Ice and snow will...

December 07, 2018

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Powerful Pacific storm impacting California; Major multi-faceted storm Friday through weekend

A dynamic Pacific storm is delivering heavy to excessive rainfall, mountain snow, gusty winds and high surf to California. This system will evolve into a major multi-faceted storm Friday through the weekend, with severe weather in the South and heavy snow in parts...

November 30, 2018

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Flash Flood Watches issued: Ash, mud and debris flows possible for the burn scars in California

Flash Flood Watches are in effect in Northern California ahead of rain expected to develop along the US West Coast Wednesday morning, November 21, 2018. After that, a parade of storms is expected to march through the weekend. Meanwhile, Air Quality Alerts are...

November 20, 2018

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California wildfires death toll jumps to 79, more than still 1 000 missing

The death toll from the Camp Fire in California's Butte County jumped to 76 on November 18, 2018. 3 people were killed in Woolsey Fire, raising the death toll from current wildfires in the state to 79. The Camp Fire has so far burned 60 000 hectares (148 000...

November 17, 2018

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Camp Fire now deadliest and most destructive in California history

Camp Fire has exploded in size since November 8, 2018, and is now the deadliest and most destructive individual wildfire in California history. On November 12, the death toll climbed to 31 and there are still 121 people missing. As of 19:36 PST, November 11 (03:36...

November 12, 2018

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Camp Fire most destructive in California history: 6 711 structures destroyed

A destructive wildfire is rapidly growing in California's Butte County since it started early November 8, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. The fire grew to 8 000 ha (20 000 acres) before the end of the day and is still 0% contained....

November 09, 2018

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Salton Buttes lava domes: Mud volcano threatens railroad track and state highway, California

One of the mud geysers near the town of Niland, California's Imperial County, is growing rapidly, threatening nearby railroad track and state highway which may soon have to be closed. This area consists of a group of volcanoes in the Niland Field, known as...

November 02, 2018

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Fast-moving Delta Fire traps drivers on highway, destroys homes and forces evacuations, California

Delta Fire began 3.2 km (2 miles) north of Lakehead in Shasta County, California on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Forest Service classified the cause as 'human.' The fire has since rapidly grown to 8 900 hectares (22 000 acres) and is 0% contained as of...

September 07, 2018

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Mendocino Fire Complex explodes in size, now 2nd largest fire in history of California

The Mendocino Fire Complex in California exploded in size over the weekend and is now the second largest wildfire in the history of California. It's on the pace to become the largest wildfire in state's history. The fire has consumed 110 747 hectares (273...

August 06, 2018

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California fires: 8 killed, 880+ structures destroyed and more than 37 000 people evacuated

California Governor Jerry Brown issued emergency proclamations for Riverside, Mariposa, Shasta, Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties over the past couple of days after raging wildfires claimed lives of 8 people, forced more than 37 000 to evacuate and destroyed...

July 30, 2018

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State of emergency in Northern California as Pawnee Fire destroys 22 buildings, threatens 600

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Lake County on June 25, 2018, due to the effects of the Pawnee Fire, which has destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure, caused power outages and the evacuation of residents. A...

June 26, 2018

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Shallow M5.3 earthquake shakes Los Angeles area, California

A strong earthquake measuring M5.3 on the Richter scale hit near the coast of Los Angeles, California at 19:29 UTC (12:29 PDT) on April 5, 2018. The USGS is reporting a depth of 16.8 km (10.4 miles). The epicenter was located 28 km (17.4 miles) SW of Santa Cruz Is....

April 05, 2018

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Two missing, dozens rescued after flash floods hit California

Two people are missing in California's Mariposa County after heavy rain caused dangerous flash floods rushing through the region. Police said the two persons, one male and one female, went missing in two separate incidents after a three-day storm dumped heavy...

March 26, 2018

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Heavy flooding, debris flows expected in Southern California as dangerous atmospheric river forms in Pacific

An atmospheric river event is expected to plummet Southern California bringing heavy rain and snow into the area. Flash flood warnings have been issued in parts of Southern California, with potentially very dangerous debris flows expected as the strongest storm of...

March 20, 2018

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Shallow M5.8 earthquake hits off the coast of Northern California

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit off the coast of Northern California at 16:39 UTC (08:39 PST) on January 25, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The...

January 25, 2018

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Homes wiped out after heavy rainfall, deadly floods and mudslides hit California

A powerful winter storm hit much of California overnight Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Heavy rain caused deadly flash floods and mudslides, triggering multiple water rescues. More than 20 000 people have been evacuated from areas below hillsides scorched by Thomas Fire,...

January 09, 2018

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Strengthening system to bring heavy rain, snow and strong winds to California

A strengthening weather system currently located over the open waters of the east-central Pacific is on its way toward the southern and central California coast. It will bring heavy rain, gusty winds and mountain snow to the region through Tuesday, January 9, 2018....

January 08, 2018

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Sharp M4.7 earthquake followed by 5 - 10 seconds of shaking hits San Francisco, California

A sharp M4.7 earthquake hit 3 km (1.9 miles) ESE of Berkley, California at 10:39 UTC (02:39 PST) on January 4, 2017, according to the USGS. The quake hit at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) and was felt for about 5 - 10 seconds as far away as Marin and Sonoma counties as...

January 04, 2018

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Thomas Fire grows to largest in California history

At 273 400 acres (110 641 ha) on Saturday, December 23, 2017, the Thomas Fire has become the largest wildfire in the history of California. So far, it destroyed 1 063, damaged 280 and still threatens 18 000 structures. It is now 65% contained and the estimated...

December 23, 2017

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Thomas Fire grows to 3rd largest in history of California, new evacuations ordered

The Thomas Fire in California is burning for the 13th day in a row and has now grown to 259 000 acres (104 813 ha), making it the third largest wildfire in the history of California. As of December 16, the fire is only 40% contained and is still growing. One...

December 16, 2017

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Thomas Fire burned 242 500 acres, destroyed 751 structures and is just 30% contained

The Thomas Fire in California is burning for 11 days and is 30% contained as of December 14, 2017. The fire has so far burned 242 500 acres, making it the fourth largest fire in California's history. Its cause is still under investigation. The Thomas Fire broke...

December 14, 2017

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SoCal Wildfires: Los Angeles, Ventura declare state of emergency as 200 000 evacuate

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles and Ventura counties in response to several rapidly spreading wildfires. More than 200 000 people in Southern California were forced to evacuate their homes as several wildfires fueled by...

December 06, 2017

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Thomas Fire in Ventura County, CA explodes overnight, mass evacuations and power outages

The Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California started on Monday, December 4, 2017 and exploded to 31 000 acres (12 545 ha) overnight, claiming the life of at least one person and burning at least 150 structures. The fire has so far forced evacuations of 27 000...

December 05, 2017

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Downtown Los Angeles records warmest Thanksgiving on record

An upper-level ridge of high pressure is pushing desert air toward the Southern California and NW Mexico for the second day in a row, causing record-breaking temperatures across the region. A record high temperature of 33.3 °C (92 °F) was registered in...

November 24, 2017

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More than 130 quakes after M4.6 NE of Gonzales, California

Following a M4.6 earthquake that hit just NE of Gonzales, California on November 13, 2017, the USGS has registered more than 130 aftershocks within the 5 km (3.1 miles) of the epicenter. Although most of those aftershocks weren't felt by the Central Coast, the...

November 22, 2017

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Possible megacryometeor hits a house in Chino, California

A large chunk of ice fell through a roof of a house in Chino, San Bernardino County, California around 20:30 local time on November 4, 2017. A similar incident happened in 2006, just 3.2 km (2 miles) away. Brandon Blanchard, the owner of the damaged home, said he...

November 09, 2017

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California wildfires: 14 720 homes destroyed or damaged, 43 people killed, $3.3 billion loss

The wildfires that ravaged parts of California in October caused at least $3 billion in insured losses, a total of 14 720 damaged or destroyed homes, and nearly 3 200 personal vehicle losses, officials said Tuesday. As of November 2, the death toll stands at 43....

November 02, 2017

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Record-high October temperatures hit California

A record-breaking heat is expected to continue affecting California for the third day in a row today. While more records could fall on Thursday, October 26, the temperatures are expected to return to normal for the season by the end of the week. Hot and dry Santa...

October 25, 2017

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Giant tsunami reshaped California coastline

New evidence suggests a gigantic tsunami hit the California coast 900 years ago, removing three to five times more sand than any El Niño storm in history. Since large tsunamis hit the northwestern US every 300 to 500 years and the last occurred in January...

October 17, 2017

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Deadly hepatitis A outbreak spreading through California

A state of emergency has been declared in California on Friday, October 13, 2017 due to hepatitis A outbreak that has so far killed at least 18 people. The proclamation allows the state to increase its supply of vaccines for the highly contagious virus. A large...

October 13, 2017

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Worst wildfires in California history: 32 dead, 3 500 structures destroyed

Massive wildfires fanned by strong winds that ignited in Northern California on Sunday, October 8, 2017 are now the worst the state has seen in its history. As of early October 10, at least 11 people have been killed, more than 100 are believed to be missing and...

October 10, 2017

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Massive fires in California destroy hundreds of homes, force mass evacuations

​Massive wildfires burning out of control in California since Sunday, October 8, 2017, have destroyed hundreds of homes, caused widespread power outages, forced mass evacuations and shut down major roadways overnight. The series of fires began to ignite Sunday...

October 09, 2017

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Canyon Fire rapidly grows to 2 500 acres, 500 homes evacuated, California

The Canyon Fire was reported on September 25, 2017 at 20:02 UTC (13:02 PDT) 8 km (5 miles) southwest of the city of Corona, Los Angeles County, California along highway 91 in Coal Canyon. Steep and rugged terrain, critically dry fuels and high heat enabled the rapid...

September 27, 2017

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Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Northern California

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.7 hit off the coast of Northern California, US at 19:50 UTC on September 22, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.1 km (5.6 miles). The epicenter was located 58 km (36 miles) W of Ferndale, 58 km WNW of...

September 22, 2017

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Detwiler Fire explodes in size, 29 structures destroyed, 1 500 threatened

A massive, fast-burning wildfire is raging west of Yosemite National Park in California, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes. The fire exploded in size on Wednesday, July 19 to 19 424 hectares (48 000 acres). It has so far scorched 19 424 hectares...

July 20, 2017

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43 000 homes without power as Bay Area sets record highs, California

According to data provided by the National Weather Service, nine cities in San Francisco Bay Area have set daily high temperature records on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Although temperatures remained high through Monday and meteorologists said more records might be...

June 19, 2017

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How large-scale water cycles influence quake activity in California

A new study shows how seasonal changes in large-scale water cycles in California influence small-scale quake activity. It confirms that the annual hydrological loading cycle modulates microseismicity in California. The results of the study reveal how snow, rain,...

June 16, 2017

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Record snowmelt, raging rivers across America's West claim 21 lives

Raging rivers caused by record snowmelt claimed lives of at least 21 people across the America's West so far this season, forcing officials to close sections of rivers popular with swimmers, rafters and fishing enthusiasts. In Utah and Wyoming, some rivers...

June 13, 2017

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California ski season to last entire summer, mountains still packed with loads of snow

What is becoming one the West's wettest years on record has stretched winter season for most California and Nevada ski resorts well into spring and, with 2.4 m (8 feet) of snow still on most of the mountains, some resorts now say they will stay open during the...

June 09, 2017